Dear Easter Bunny,
Oh, you silly Easter Bunny!
You come into our house every single year and you leave behind those pesky bunny tracks that I have to work so hard to clean up. Your DIY Easter Bunny Tracks certainly make our kids smile, so I’ll allow them again, Easter Bunny.
I don’t mind cleaning up the mess that you leave behind, because our kids giggle with excitement the minute that they look down from the stairs and see your tracks leading in from our back door right over to the carrots that were left for you on the kitchen counter.
We read the note that you leave us, reminding us about the real story of Easter and then we head off and find our hidden baskets!
Well, this year, the Easter Bunny told me just how he makes those tracks and I wanted to share it with you! He said that you can only do this if he hasn’t made the tracks himself, because he probably will… (not to worry kids!)
- Prepare equal parts water and flour.
Using your four fingers (thumb, pointer, middle & ring finger) in a diamond shape, dip your fingers in the flour/water paste and place on the ground.
Leave tracks from the door that the bunny would be using over to the table where you are leaving your carrots for him/her. Let the kids follow them…
Yes, the Easter Bunny does like to leave a note for our kids, and his note even smells great! We aren’t sure how, but it smells just like vanilla (body spray). We figure that it must smell good because he spends so much time around all of that Easter Candy!
- One year, the Easter Bunny left a trail with JUST FLOUR (no water) and it cleaned up SO MUCH EASIER, but the kids like to enjoy the tracks all day long, so we like when he uses the paste… its really hard to clean up, so it sticks around until bedtime when I finally clean it up.Either way, it is a really fun way to start off your Easter morning!
Sneak Peek at what our note says this year:Hi Jack, Beau, Ethan & Allie,
I am so excited to be visiting you this year! You make me so proud that you ALWAYS do your best to tell others about the reason for Easter! You teach others about Jesus just by the way that you act and that makes me so hip-hoppity proud!
I am still so amazed that Jesus died for our sins (and that He chose to do it!) and then he rose from the dead? Can you believe how awesome our God is to do that?! Wow! It makes me jump for joy (and I am a great jumper!)
I am so excited to give you some fun presents this year, in your Easter Baskets, to share my JOY with you! It makes me happy to give to you, just like Jesus gave to us!
PS- I hid your baskets in a tricky place- I hopped around and hid each one of your baskets somewhere different. Good luck finding them! I called your Mom’s phone last night & told your Mom & Dad where I was going to hide them, so they can help you with the “hotter, colder” game, if you need help.
Oh- and thank you SO much for my carrots! How did you know I would need those? I was super-duper hungry from carrying those Easter baskets to your friends!
Keep working hard to tell everyone about how much God loves you and how much He loves them, too! I will see you next year! I better get hoppin’ or I’m going to be late!
The Easter Bunny
Becky MansfieldIn the meantime, enjoy these Easter activities:
Jelly Bean Tree
Easter Basket Filler Ideas
Thinking outside the Basket (alternatives to traditional baskets)
Easter basket gift ideas (for teachers, etc…) for under a dollar